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Edgefield Theatre
2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale

one of the four McMenamins movie theatres, and just a part of the Edgefield complex. Part of the old Multnomah County Poor Farm. A couple bucks to get in, gotta be over 21. Beer, wine, etc.

Fifth Ave Cinemas
This would be the PSU cinemas, 2 screens, weekend showings. Repertory only (except sneak previews). It's next to impossible to find a schedule for them except when Willamette Week lists them.

The Northwest Film Center
The bleeding edge of old and new art, foreign and indies, plus some of the classics. All offered in a one or two showings only atmosphere!

4122 NE Sandy

One of Portland's grand old movie palaces, it lent its name to the neighborhood. It is now one large (original) screen downstairs, and two smaller screens in the balcony, complete with a new art deco concession stand. Now owned and operated by a non profit who is refurbishing the place, they show second runs, repertory and classics, and other artsy fare.

Kennedy School Theatre
5736 NE 33rd

The latest of the McMenamins empire, a renovated elementary school with, of course, a theatre. Yep. A couple bucks will get you in if you're 21 and older. They have expensive small beers, wines and lameish pizza.

1011 Main St, Vancouver

totally refurbished, dolby sound, 40' screen, plush new highbacked seats. Second runs and classics.

Lake Twin Cinema
105 N State St, Lake Oswego

two screens, totally cute. Second runs.

Laurelhurst Theater and Pub
2735 E Burnside

theater and pub
The Laurelhurst usedta be a cheapie second run house. But the theatre with the best neon in town still features second runs on four screens. AND now, Pizzicato pizza AND beer AND wine!! $3 to get in, the last I checked.

Liberty Theater
315 NE 4th, Camas

two screens. First runs.

Mission Theatre
1624 NW Glisan

The first of the McMenamins movie theatres. Used to be a church. A couple bucks will get you in, but you gotta be over 21. Beer, wine, snacks, all pricey.

SE Milwaukie & Bybee

While this is the farthest away of the theaters I usually go to, it's also the one I hit most frequently. I like their film selections, but I also like the individualized attention -- the ticket taker will admonish noisy teens, and wish you a nice evening in the same breath. They also have real butter for their popcorn! One screen, one picture, generally, at a time.

Mt Hood
401 SE Powell, Gresham

dolby; second runs

1945 SE Water Ave

Not cheap, and not really a lark, as the movies change once every six months or so. But, the OMSI IMAX is one of the really cool, totally surrounding IMAX theatres, and it's a bit overwhelming for some. There will be no food, and no snacks, in the theatre, okay?

The Roseway
7229 NE Sandy Blvd

An old beautiful theatre.

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